Wetland bird ID and WeBS (1-day, WWT Welney)

Wigeon - image by John Harding
Improve your wetland bird identification skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey
Monday, April 1, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00
Level:  Beginner Improver
Event host / presenter:  David Hodkinson
Availability:  Fully booked

Additional information

Improve your wetland bird identification skills and learn about the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) on this one-day course for relative beginners and improvers. With a focus on waterfowl and waders, discover more about wetland birds at this fabulous location for a range of waterbirds. Expect a combination of indoor sessions covering the basics of bird identification and outdoor sessions to build your confidence in the field.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • An overview of the birds you can expect to see in UK wetlands.
  • Identification pointers for a range of common wetland birds.
  • Specific guidance on distinguishing between similar-looking waders and waterfowl.
  • An introduction to the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) and how it works.
  • Opportunity to practice your identification skills in the field.

This 1-day course costs £60. The price includes teaching, course materials, entry fees and refreshments during the day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Online booking is available for this event but if you have any queries about booking a place, please email Anne.Cotton [at] bto.org or ring 01786 458021.


Welney Wetland Centre
Welney Wetland Centre Hundred Foot Bank Welney
United Kingdom
PE14 9TN